Norm's Potato Cakes

Recipe by Kookaburra
READY IN: 20mins




  • Peel and grate the potatoes and the onion into a small mixing bowl.
  • (I use the grating blade of my food processor but grating by hand works just as well.) Stir in the egg and the flour.
  • If the batter looks to runny add a little more flour- if it is too dry, add a splash of milk.
  • Season well with pepper and salt and any other optional ingredients.
  • Melt oil and butter together in a medium frypan and heat until sizzling.
  • You can now add the batter in one of two ways: Dad's Method- Add spoonfuls of batter to the pan to form circles about 8-10cm (4 inches) in diameter.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Cook in batches of 2 or 3 and keep warm on a plate in an oven set on a low temperature.
  • My Method- Tip all of the batter into the frypan and flatten it out with the back of a spoon so that it fills the whole pan evenly.
  • Cook on one side for about 5 minutes then invert a dinner plate over the top of the pan and tip the potato cake onto the plate.
  • Now, simply slide the cake back into the pan and cook on the other side for about 5 minutes.
  • When both sides are cooked, invert the potato cake onto the plate again and cut it into wedges.
  • Serve topped with mayonnaise, sour cream or ranch dressing and chopped chives or chopped green onions.